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Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings: 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.com:
An Unromantic Comedy, with Antony Coleman, Charmaine Weir-Smith and Jaci de Villiers. Written by Rosalind Butler. Ends Saturday.
Double bill: Soil. Renos Nicos Spanoudes’ new play, directed by Lynne Maree with Ashley Dowds and Brenda Radloff Sakellarides. And Meze, Mira and Make-Up, a Greek/ South African comedy by Irene Stephanou. October 29 to November 23. Meze, Mira and Make-Up will be performed on a Tuesday on its own and as part of the double bill on Thursdays to Saturdays.
Classical music. Lunch-hour concert on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R35 is requested, which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries 011 883 8606.
Friday: piano recital with Peter Cartwright, works by Prokofiev and Beethoven.
November 1: The Lewandowski Chorale.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Book at www.popartcentre.co.za.
The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults. Friday and Saturday. 8pm
The Jittery Citizens. Live improv theatre, with Jessica Taylor, Alex Radnitz and Claudine Ullman. Tony Bentel on keyboard. Last Saturday of the month. 3pm. Book at www.strictlytickets.com.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
Ihobhu Lomlilo. Story-telling through music with Bheki Khoza and Mbuso Khoza. November 8. 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
Forever Young. Ends December 31, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R65 to R155.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 27 and 28. 2pm. R85. Book for both as above.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Best Days of Our Lives. Rocking five decades of school reunion parties. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. November 2, December 20 and 21 at 2pm. R85.
Book for both as above.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia Rd turn-off on N1: 011 234 2033:
We are the Champions. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tina Turner, Pink and Freddy Mercury. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. A party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 14 and 16. 2pm, R85. Book for both as above.
Beefcakes, Illovo Muse, 197 Oxford Road, Illovo, 011 447 5266:
Feeling Good. A cabaret with Michael de Pinna and Johan Laas. Sunday and November 3. 7pm (doors open 6pm). R100 show only, dinner optional. Book as above.
Le Canard Restaurant, 163 Rivonia Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 011 884 4597:
Soirée Culinaire No 3: Fire & Ice. A journey of food,wine and music with Freda Appelbaum (cuisine) and Salon Five Music Ensemble. Saturday. 7pm for 7.30pm. R550, wines
and mineral water included. Book as above.
Library at the Brazen Head Sandton, cnr Anne Crescent and Linden Rd, Strathaven, Sandton, 072 068 5673:
Between Berlin and BeBop with Barbora Tellinger and John Fresk. Sunday. 2pm. R80 pre-booked, R100 at the door.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre:
Adapt or Fly, with Pieter-Dirk Uys. From October 23 for three weeks.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
The Sewing Machine, starring Sandra Prinsloo, written by Rachell Greeff, directed by Hennie van Greunen. Ends Sunday, Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 3.15 and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at Computicket.
The Voices!, starring Gad Elbaz (Israel) and Benny Friedman (New York) in concert with Bryan Schimmel and orchestra doing Israeli Hasidic pop. Today and tomorrow. R180 to R450 at Computicket.
Luka featuring songbird Suzanne Vega. One performance only. Sunday, November 3. 6pm. R200 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
The Zulu, by Mbongeni Ngema, directed by Christopher John. Ends Saturday. R250 adults, R80 pensioners and scholars at Computicket.
Nongogo, by Athol Fugard, directed by James Ngcobo and starring Tony Kgoroge, Desmond Dube, Fana Mokoena, Masasa Mbangeni and Hamilton Dlamini. Ends November 3. Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 3.15pm. Tuesday tickets: R79.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. See www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za.
Shakespeare for Generation Y adapted for grades 8 to 12 pupils. R70 adults, R40 pupils.
Macbeth: Sunday: 10.30am. Midsummer
Saturday at 9.15am. Merchant of Venice:
Thursday and Friday at 9.30am, Saturday
The theatre offers a new course for technically minded children who want to work in theatre, but not necessarily as actors. Tanya Cole will share her fascination for stage effects. Lessons include pulley systems, special effects, sound and lighting.The course runs Saturday to November 30, Saturdays from 12.30 to 1.30pm. R100 per Saturday (R800 for the term), includes the cost of material. Call Cindy as above to enrol.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
One Night in Africa. Saturday. Concert featuring the likes of Zonke Dikane, Mafikizolo, Lesego and Indwe. Doors open 7pm. R290 to R390 at Computicket.
Greatest Hits Live Tour to South Africa. Simple Minds. November 1 and 2. 8pm. R288 to R543 at Computicket.
Mardi Gras Theatre Carnival City:
Divas in Drag. Every Wednesday. 8pm.
Pulse Dancers. Ladies’ Night. Every Thursday. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm. Men allowed entry after 9.30pm. R50 at the MVG ticket booth.
Seriously Funny, with Darren Maule. Friday to November 29. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Jazzy Sundays. Every Sunday from 3 to 9pm. R100 at the door.
Nipple Caps and G-Strings, with Gigi. Saturday, November 2 and 30 at 8pm. R100 at the door.
Welcome to Burlesque. Saturday November 2 and 30. 8pm. R100 at the door.
Afro-Beatz. Every last Sunday of the month. 3pm till late. R130 (entry and meal) at the entrance from 1pm. Call Siphiwe Motha at 083 856 3077.
Back O’ The Moon Restaurant, Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 5222:
El Cantante, with Wonderboom’s Cito and Martin Rocka. Saturday, October 26. R290 includes a three-course dinner and the performance. 7pm for 7.30pm. Booking essential, call as above.
Absinthe, featuring City and Paul E Flynn. November 2 at 8pm. R290 includes three-course dinner and performance. Booking essential, call 011 248 5222.
Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, 011 248 5340, box office 011 248 5000:
The Soil’s Reflections Tour to launch their live DVD,The Soil Reflection Live in Joburg. Friday. 7pm. R120 to R305 at Computicket.
Buckled. Comedy with Leeanda Reddy and Meren Reddy, directed by Krijay Govender. October 31 to November 2. 8.30pm. R120 at Computicket or the box office.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Funny Money/My Vrou se Man se Lyk se Tas, starring Chris van Niekerk, Amalia Uys and Lulu Botha. Ends Sunday. R125 to R165 at Computicket.
Liewe Heksie. Ends Saturday. Each morning at 11am. R140 at Computicket. For schools, nursery schools, crèches, playgroups, contact Monica at 011 815 3000 or email@example.com.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of M1), 011 486 0935:
Passionate Piaf, by Kevin Feather, starring Lyn Locketz. Ends Sunday, noon. R130.
Going Gooding, with Malcolm Gooding. October 31, November 1 and 2 at 8pm, November 3 at noon. R140.
The Way We Were. Cat Simoni doing Barbra Streisand – her way. November 8 to 24, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at noon. R130.
Hoerskool Randburg, cnr Malibongwe and Rabie Sts, Fontainbleau, Randburg, 011 782-6226/7/8 :
Music business workshop. Press Play: Artist Special, run by Ibilion Music’s Jonathan Shaw. Saturday November 2. This workshop looks at being a musician – with a practical twist. The workshop will be held in the auditorium. R450. Limited seating. www.qQuicket.co.za. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Amiel Mathebula at 011 039 4513 or 074 838 6527 for info.
Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, 1 Allandale Rd, (The Paddocks), Midrand:
Body Worlds & The Cycle of Life. Dr Gunther von Hagens’s anatomical exhibition of the body’s complexity, resilience and vulnerability, until November 24. It includes more than 200 plastinates – specimens preserved through “plastination”, which is a process of preserving human tissue invented in 1977. R140 adults, R110 seniors and students, R90 children six to 17, children under five free. Family tickets (two adults, two kids), R400. 9am to 5pm. Visit www.bodyworlds.co.za.
Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Touch of Magic. Showcase of the National Eisteddfod Academy performers. 7pm. Randburg region today and Friday, Joburg region, tomorrow, Sandton October 29 and 30. R85 at Computicket.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Joburg, 011 482 1606/7:
Award-winning concert organist Clive Driskill-Smith of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. He will perform the popular Toccata and Fugue by Bach and other beautiful pieces. Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm. R175 at Computicket.
Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. For up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm till 11pm.
Summer Place, 69 Melville Rd, Hyde Park, 011 447 9744:
Zamar. Stellenbosch band sharing the limelight with 35 of Stellenbosch’s finest winemakers. Wednesday, October 30 at 6.30pm. R500 at www.webtickets.co.za. Call Elmarie Rabe at 021 886 8275 for more info.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:
Thatsogay Festival: Dansbytes Programme. Dance and cabaret. Thursday to Saturday. R80 at Computicket.
The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:
947Unplugged. Every second Sunday. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. See www.realsa.co.za for more info.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Macadam Instinct. Choreographers’ artistic project in combination with the Company Yann Lheureux with different teams of artists from South Africa. November 7 and 8 at 8.30pm.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or Catherine.pisanti@ wits.ac.za.
Evolution of Love and Who We Choose. The ninth Standard Bank/Past keynote lecture presented by “love expert” Dr Helen Fisher. Today. 6.30pm. Free. Fisher is a biological anthropologist at Rutgers University, New Jersey. US. Call Gilly Hemphill at 072 298 6831 or 011 446 7061/46.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:
Fourth-Year Directors’ Festival: Free. Rabie Ridge, directed by Senzo Ntuli. Today at 8.30pm.
Identity Crisis, directed by Kirsten Meyer. Today at 7.15pm, Thursday at 6pm.
Baby with the Bathwater directed by Gaosi Raditholo. Tomorrow at 8.30pm, Thursday at 8.30pm.
W:T, directed by Waydene Laing. Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 8.30pm.
Chapter Untitled, directed by Tshepo David Ruele. Friday at 8.30pm, Saturday at 6pm.
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
Bare Ke Moloi, directed by Tselane Mashilo. Tomorrow at 6pm.
Ntwa Ya Dipaka, directed by Raezeen Wentworth. Monday at 7.30pm, October 29 at 7.30pm.
The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:
Fourth-Year Directors’ Festival: Free. All in the Timing, directed by Debré Johnson. Today at 7.15pm.
Peeing in a Bucket, directed by Sunni Faba. Tomorrow at 7.15pm, Thursday at 7.15pm.
In a Different World Maybe, directed by Brigette Madiba. Friday at 7.10pm, Saturday at 7.15pm.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrew’s Rd, Parktown, Joburg:
Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Second Symphony Season. 8pm with free pre-concert talk at 7.15pm. R225 to R300 at Computicket or the box office on the night. Season tickets available from the night. Call 011 789 2733.
Tomorrow and Thursday: Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki, soloist Matthew Trusler, music by composers Sibelius (Finlandia), Britten (Violin Concerto No 1) and Rachmaninov (1st Symphony).
October 30 and 31: Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki, soloist Francois du Toit, music by Mussorgsky (Night on a Bald Mountain), Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No 2) played by Francois du Toit and Saint-Saens (Symphony No 3).
Auditions for operatic soloists will take place on November 20 from 10am at the Roodepoort Theatre’s Main Auditorium (Christiaan De Wet Road, Roodepoort). For more information, please call Marisa at 082 878 6190.
South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Book at Computicket.
Sunday Morning Concert – Sunday at 11am. Works by Donizetti with Opera Gauteng. R120. For pre-booking call Madeleen Engelbrecht at 012 322 7944.
One Square Mile, written by Monde Mayephu and directed by Meshack Mavuso. The story investigates the inception of Alexandra, its involvement in the struggle, and the trials and tribulations of people of the township. November 7 to 17. R20 to R50 at Computicket.
Silent Voice, written and directed by Aubrey Sekhabi. The play deals with themes like trust, greed, sacrifice and friendship. Peppered with ironic cultural undertones, it’s about the relationship between man and his dreams of obtaining wealth at all costs. November 5 to 17, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R30 to R100 at Computicket.
Trapped, written and directed by Sammy Mmusi. Centred on human trafficking. October 29 to November 3. R20 to R50 at Computicket.
The Truth in Flames, written and directed by Patrick Sanku Bokaba, performed by Aubrey Polo. Explores the concept of self-love in the face of hatred and rejection. November 6 to 17, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Friday to Sunday at 3pm. R20 to R50 at Computicket.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: book
at Computicket or the door.
Oscar en die Pienk Tannie, with Sandra Prinsloo. Today at 11am. R50, R70. Book with Anneke Liebenberg at 072 349 8395.
Karen Zoid and band with mystery guest artist. 8pm. Saturday. R170.
Afrikaans Album Toer with Elvis Blue. 4pm. Sunday. R130, R150.
The Science of our Times: The human genome by Professor Michael Pepper. 7pm. October 29. R100.
State of the Heart with Amanda Strydom. November 1. 8pm. R130, R150.
Ballade van ‘n Banggat with Tobie Cronje. November 3. 4pm. R120.
National Eisteddfod Academy Young Performer Showcase: Eastern Gauteng area November 4; Tshwane and Limpopo regions on November 5. Both performances at 7pm. Book at Computicket.
http://barnyardtheatre.co.za/, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
When 2 Decades Collide! Eighties and Nineties pop culture. Ends December 31, Tuesdays to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock, party with the Kidz Rock Band, October 26, December 18 and 19. 2pm. R85. Book for both at www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
Unisa’s Jakaranda Square, Sunnyside Campus:
ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:
Akustika Chamber Singers Gala Concert. A Johannesburg Music Strings Initiative with conductor Christo Burger. October 30 . 7.30pm. R80 at Computicket.
Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene, 084 249 9292:
Sleeping Beauty. The pantomime, directed by Vickey Bosch. Friday at 7.30pm and Saturday at 3.30 and 7.30pm. R70 adults, R35 pensioners and children under 12. See www.irene-dramatic-society.co.za.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: tickets at the door.
Ek’s Anoniem. Ian Wessels with jokes and anecdotes. Tomorrow at 7pm.
Golan Heights. Secrets behind the closed doors of marriages with Jana Radcliffe, Maritza Doman, Allan Spijkers and Lizanne Schultz. Thursday and Friday at 7pm, in aid of Famsa.
Spoegwolf, an acoustic show. Saturday at 7pm.
Sommerliefde. CD release by Hannes van Tonder. Sunday at 3pm.
Onderweg, with Jannie du Toit, Clinton Zerf and Susan Mouton. October 29 at 7pm, in aid of NappyRun.
lComputicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com.
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